So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer: Business Basics Every Writer Needs
So you want to be a freelance writer? Great! But it takes more than perfect prose to make it in this tumultuous industry. I should know! My name is Vanessa Chiasson, and I’m an Ottawa-based freelance writer. I’ve been crafting travel and human interest narratives for over ten years (and paying my bills with the proceeds!)
In this workshop, I’ll be sharing all the business basics I wish someone had told me over the years, things like what marketing means when you’re a one-person show, simple and effective tools for invoicing and taxes, resources for pitching, and much more. I’ll also be sharing real examples from my career: pitches I’ve used successfully, lessons I learned the hard way, and the newsletters I read every week without fail. I’ll also be sending you a long list of resources, tool, and books before the workshop so you have all the resources you need close at hand.
All writers, from all genres, are welcome. Please bring a friend!